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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high energy bills, high oil prices combined with the ACES oil production tax generated record revenues for the state. Six months later...
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

...bill leaving committee by the end of June, Dillon said. He added that the bill may be rolled into the larger national energy bill, submitted as an amendment to another bill or advance in some other way.
My Turn: Alaska can shape the global Arctic agenda

...year. Alaska needs to maintain support for our own renewable energy development and help rural residents cut their energy bills but we also have an opportunity to facilitate more clean energy development across the Arctic. As the State of Alaska...
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...statement.Requirements stemming from California's landmark global warming law passed in 2006 have led to higher energy bills for residents and businesses, said Rob Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable and a member of Californians...
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Joint session planned, bucking Walker

...Some big pieces of legislation remain in play, including the state operating and capital budgets and an Interior energy bill, he said.Legislative leaders were looking at when bills need to move from one side to the other, and Sunday was...
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances Interior energy bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation aimed at addressing energy concerns for Interior Alaska.The bill, which Gov. Bill Walker considers a must-have, would allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to provide up to $275 million in financing for a gas project serving the Interior if the authority approves a project plan. The plan would have to include the source of gas or propane and estimated cost of the project and the gas supplied to utilities. Regular reports would be required.
Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker says he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the legislative session.Walker tells The Associated Press that Medicaid expansion should...
Session continues, budget vote pending

...from a conference committee late Saturday night.The Senate adjourned until Monday after earlier passing an Interior energy bill the governor considered a must-have. The House canceled its Sunday floor session.
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...for the state to take the lead over activities in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska and would put together an energy bill that includes provisions beneficial to Alaska.Members of Alaska congressional delegation have introduced legislation...
State | AK legislature
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...own solar panels because of the initial cost: They can't afford the installation while they're coping with pricey energy bills due to old electricity-sucking appliances and light bulbs, Davis said.At least one Kake resident has climbed on...


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